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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding motor carrier permit Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates annual license application supplemental label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) unique ID/batch number Distributor Transport Only Financial Interest shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Criminal History Carbon Dioxide (CO2) tinctures manufacturing activities valid waiver THC levels licensing cannabis microbusinesses Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 100 mg of THC per package local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations informational panel The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) nonlaboratory quality control supply chain amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package consumption of alcohol or tobacco structure and formation documents testing of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging conducting quality assurance review cannabis adult-use products manufacturing practices sampling standards manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) extraction packaging Bond and Insurance Information equity interest in a commercial cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more emergency regulations Foreign Material Testing transporting cannabis goods manufacturing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2018 laws public health and safety temporary license persons 21 years of age or older Application Checklist amount of sodium licensing scheme license review process managing member evidence of rehabilitation period of 120 days Identifying information destruction of cannabis goods disclosure of all criminal convictions licensing cannabis distributors recordkeeping 120 days 2018 updates premises diagram testing lab diagram of the business’s layout commercial cannabis products 2018 fines Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) MCSB sanitary workplaces supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Temporary Cannabis Event online licensing system certified by a California-licensed engineer carbohydrates and fat per serving pre-made or purchased compliance with local jurisdiction secondary packaging contaminants remove THC/CBD A-license secondary package 600-foot radius of a school entry into the legal, regulated market edible products local jurisdiction Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) labels not be attractive tamper-evident loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis distributors cannabis industries paper inserted into the packaging 2018 regulations licensed premises sugar hang tag or a peel-back label transportation of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque regulatory framework storage of cannabis goods product as a candy prohibited separate applications CDPH-issued universal symbol Retailer (nonstorefront) Premises Information Temporary License Application exit packaging Ethanol commercial cannabis manufacturers three state cannabis-licensing authorities potentially-hazardous foods CDPH-9041 A-license and an M-license licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Terpenoids Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents public Licensee Lookup Tool highly-concentrated oils or waxes A-licensees Physical address onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shipping manifest conditional license Temporary event up to 4 days opaque exit package ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis plants commercial cannabis activity CO2 and ethanol extractions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Completed Temporary License Application Form volatile solvent at least 20% ownership interest Cultivation less than 10,000 vape cartridges track and trace system manned motor vehicle loop system minimum standards for extraction processes 2018 new laws Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal commercial cannabis activity Food-grade Butter/Oil disposal testing methods shared-use manufacturing facilities California Public Records Act three cannabis licensing authorities extracts health claims Proposition 65 adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Extractions using CO2 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing 2018 problems procedures for inventory control good manufacturing practices Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) concentrate Licensee Information designated structure dried flower Type S share facility space alcoholic beverages cannabis event organizer license Category II Residual Pesticides Testing payable to the state of California operating premises California Department of Public Health limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package capsules cannabis cultivation licensing Local Jurisdictions scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises transportation and security convicted of a substantially related crime Microbusiness cannabis sales and/or consumption operating procedures 2018 issues regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity inhalable cannabis purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands infusion ownership premises is not within a Government transportation written procedures for inventory control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Seller’s permit number 2018 revisions commercial cannabis manufacturing compliance with regulations product formulation exception for testing laboratories licensing cannabis retailers Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manufacturers who package for other producers an officer or director of a cannabis business investment into a commercial cannabis business 2018 resolutions delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Percentage of ownership Manufacturing (non-volatile) periods of 90 days extensions sanitary and hazard-free environment amount of THC content packaging and labeling basic nutritional information quality control manufacturing cannabis products inventory Local Authorization retailers comply with all packaging and labeling requirements MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH medicinal and adult-use or both markets government warning statement label Moisture Content Testing Distributor transport Edibles– Products activity for a period of 120 days 2018 important information CDTFA seller’s permit secured area Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing health impacts of cannabis California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Bond in the amount of $5,000 Business Organizational Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Licensees definition of owner Form # CDPH-9041 Live Scans for each owner Water/Food-grade Dry Ice workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control required limits Mycotoxins Testing financial interest holder laboratory quality assurance list of artificial food colorings Owner The California Department of Public Health's property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing final form regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 state cannabis licensing M-licensees topicals cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Transport vehicles alarm system Operating Procedures local jurisdiction’s requirements labeling Financial information the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) security and cannabis waste disposal Local Authorization Attachment Premises Diagram tobacco products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business testing laboratories surety bond re-sealable Premises diagram commercial kitchens Individual Owner Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Vehicle Requirements shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit local jurisdiction authorization requiring refrigeration manufacture cannabis products Personnel Requirements 2018 recent news cannabis market commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Retailer (Type 10) Cannabis Manufacturing inventory and quality control ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Arranging for laboratory testing Proposed Section 40133 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) licensed cannabis manufacturers 600 foot radius of a school no infusion of nicotine Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) cannabis cartoons child-resistant outer package 2018 compliance microbusinesses Heavy Metals Testing licensed physical location (premises) no added caffeine some nutritional facts member manager Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) distributors onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Temporary License Application Information disposal and destruction methods sales of cannabis goods finished product Transition Period 2018 proposed changes Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Cannabinoids Testing Local Issuing Authority Business Information cannabis training Mechanical cannabis waste stickers licensed cannabis cultivators medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories security mandated warning statements waste disposal chain of custody must enter certain events cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ingredient list access to the area(s) Licensee Lookup Tool primary panel requirements no infusion of alcohol contaminant free Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Track and Trace at least 99% purity medicinal and adult-use markets protocol commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products product guidelines transport cannabis goods to retailer Labor peace agreement waste management laws M-license small product packaging A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling requirements Fingerprints MCSB’s temporary license application cultivation Butane/Hexane/Propane meat and seafood, and other products allergen information identity of the product manufacturer's name Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and more.

In addition, Limited-access area Specialty Cottage Outdoor Qualified individual Universal symbol Batch gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Indoor cultivation Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Canopy Pest Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Immature plant Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) THC Request for Live Scan Quality control operation Preventive controls Validation Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) list of cannabis manufacturers Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Cultivation Outdoor cultivation Extraction Type N – for infusions Adequate Product Identity Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Manufacture Harvest Batch UID Theoretical yield Quality Actual yield Mature plant Bureau Flowering Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) In-process material Personnel cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Department Volatile solvent Nonmanufactured cannabis product Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Labeling Commercial cannabis activity Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Finished product package flower or pre-rolls track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Raw material Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Specialty Outdoor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 infused butters and oils as concentrates Mixed-light Tier 2 infused pre-rolls Applicant Small Outdoor Hazard Microorganisms Mixed-light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Primary panel Cannabis product Processing Processing aid Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Manufacturer licensee Nursery Quarantine Package adulteration Track-and-trace systems Medium Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Monitor Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Dried flower Contact surface Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Cultivation site Net weight Premises Infusion Track and trace system Medium Outdoor Process Processor CBD Kief Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) DPH-17-010E Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Informational panel Allergen cross-contact CBD from industrial hemp Small Indoor Serving Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Pre-roll cannabis concentrates Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) MCSB 90-day extension periods Wet weight Licensee Distribution Quality control personnel Holding Unique identifier Type 10 (Retailer) Allergen Ingredient Specialty Indoor Component Lot Mixed-light cultivation Sanitize Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Topical cannabis product Type 11 (Distributor) Adult-use Market Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Edible cannabis product Adulterated THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Proposition 65 warning statement Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) M-license Environmental pathogen Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Verification Pathogen Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) and more.


Last updated on June 21, 2018



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